Cartoons and Wcofun are an integral part of many lives, providing hours of laughter from quirky characters to hilarious humor in one show after another. There’s sure to be something perfect for every age with an animated show!
Space Ghost Coast to Coast was an epic milestone in television animation history. Breaking free from traditional talk show tropes and introducing cringe comedy as an important new element, Space Ghost Coast to Coast revolutionized cartoon television animation and defined a whole new generation of viewers.
1. “Phineas and Ferb”
“Phineas and Ferb” has quickly become one of the most beloved animated series ever created, thanks to Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s groundbreaking work on Disney Channel in 2008. Since then, it has become one of the network’s most successful programs while inspiring two television movies.
Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher use every moment of their 104-day summer vacation to overcome boredom by creating memorable experiences for themselves and making each day count. Together they build roller coasters, become musicians, travel back in time to visit dinosaurs – while Perry their pet platypus doubles up as an unassuming housecat who also happens to double up as an effective secret agent! Candace tries to catch them but can never catch up to what’s really going on!
The creators of the series explain that they made Perry a platypus because it is less common and helps make him and his fellow cartoon characters stand out from others. Furthermore, cats and dogs have become overused as cartoon characters.
2. “South Park”
Since 1997, “South Park” has had an immense effect on American culture. Credited with popularizing animation as a medium for adult-oriented humor and having inspired numerous comedy shows; “South Park” also helped pave the way for other animated series such as “Family Guy” and “The Boondocks”.
The show follows four boys living in South Park, Colorado’s fictional backwoods mountain town. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone use crude cut-out animation to portray these fictitious characters – Kyle Broflovski is often an outgoing personality; Stan Marsh always moral; Eric Cartman often bullies Eric Cartman while Kenny McCormick often takes part in dangerous and humorous adventures that satirize current events or taboo subjects.
Early seasons were heavy on bathroom humor, but writers have since developed into formidable satirists. It ruthlessly tackles every hot button issue within reach and uses simple animation style to produce episodes rapidly and cover current events as they occur.
3. “King of the Hill”
“King of the Hill” stands out among animated shows as being exceptionally well written and funny, offering viewers more than a mere gag-a-minute show. There is subtlety in its jokes as each target of ridicule is carefully targeted while its sweet sense of family provides something beyond mere cartoon antics.
Mike Judge from MTV’s Beavis and Butt-head collaborated with Simpsons writer Greg Daniels to co-create this show, following propane salesman Hank Hill and his family: Peggy his substitute teacher wife; Luanne their naive daughter and Bobby their wannabe comedian son in small-town Texas. While predominantly focused on white suburban middle class life it often examines themes surrounding race, gender and sexuality.
In 2009, after thirteen seasons on air and three series finales, The Simpsons ended its run with an unforgettable series finale that is among the most enjoyable (and funny!) ever seen on any animated or non-animated TV series. At Texas State University in San Marcos’ Wittliff Collections are production archive materials from this show that can be found there.
4. “The Powerpuff Girls”
“The Powerpuff Girls” are one of the most beloved cartoons ever, ushering in an age of girl power. Delightfully sweet sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup dedicate themselves to fighting crime and the forces of evil in Townsville USA; winning over millions while inspiring video games, merchandise and even an animated movie adaptation.
Craig McCracken initially designed these girls as figures for a cake as part of his 2 Stupid Dogs short, and Cartoon Network then picked up their series for What a Cartoon!. At first known as Whoopass Girls but their name was changed due to channel policy as cans of whoop-ass didn’t seem appropriate for a superhero show.
The Girls battle various villains such as the Amoeba Boys, Lobster-clawed Him and Sedusa. Although seemingly weak-willed at first, these girls possess immense strength and power: flying, becoming invisible, activating speed and X-ray vision and having superpowers such as creating thunderbolts or ice storms with just one clap of their hands are just a few examples of their strength and abilities.